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Ignored and blamed for toe amputation in Accident at work

Ignoring and blaming our client for accident at work gets Vicki Wright fighting back. Foot crushed and toe amputation.  Our client’s foot was crushed when his colleague’s pump truck collided with the pump truck we has stepping onto and therefore crushing his foot between the two pump trucks. The crush injury in this accident at…
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NHS crisis continues

It’s no secret that the NHS crisis is continuing. The government does not appear to be coming up with any ideas on how to fix it. But, it is ok – surely we are getting that £365 billion Brexit campaigners promised? No, doesn’t look like it. Our NHS cannot cope with the number of people…
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Your child’s mental health matters – Children’s Mental Health Week

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week. The third annual one. In 2015 Place2Be launched the first Children’s Mental Health Week to shine light on the rarely discussed subject. This year Place2Be are highlighting the importance of ‘Being Ourselves’. Treatment for children with mental health problems is sporadic and difficult to obtain. Children often find…
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Troubled children at risk from mental health proposals, warn therapists

Children at risk from mental health therapists. Therapists have warned Ministers that young people with the most serious mental health problems will be harmed by flawed government plans to boost services in schools for troubled children. A green paper has been prepared outlining proposals to improve mental health services in schools, however, according to the…
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Section 21 Notice – there’s nothing I can do…right?

Well, this will depend whether your Landlord has followed every single piece of red tape (and they get it wrong more often than you might think!) The term ‘Section 21’ will strike fear into the heart of anyone who has rented privately. A Section 21 notice (named after Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988)…
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Homelessness Reduction Act

Homelessness Reduction Act to come into play from April 2018. Local Councils across the country are preparing for April 2018 when the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 will come into force. This act was dubbed as a shake-up of the existing law in relation to homelessness applications in England and certainly goes some way to making…
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Ground 8 rent arrears – 2 months behind and I’m out?

…that all depends on the circumstances of your case. A tenant who has an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) might find themselves receiving a Section 8 notice if they fall at least two months behind with the rent. This could mean the Landlord can apply to court to have you evicted. Ground 8 is one of…
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Changes in requirements for legal aid for domestic abuse victims

Monday 8th January 2018 saw changes in requirements for legal aid for domestic abuse victims come into force. Our article in early December highlights the Ministry of Justice’s plans. And we are pleased to see that the changes are now in force. So, what does it mean for victims of domestic abuse? Most importantly, it means more…
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Nottingham City Hospital apologises after baby’s skull cut in Caesarean

Nottingham City Hospital apologises for the neglect and their “woefully inadequate” investigations after baby died following a cut to his skull during an emergency Caesarean section. The infant unfortunately died three hours after being born at the hospital in July 2013, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust has now settled a claim of clinical negligence. The…
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